1. Will the Secondary Be the San Francisco 49ers' Achilles' Heel in 2013?

    We know the San Francisco 49ers can run it, throw it and defend the run. It's their ability to defend the pass that could be the difference between glory and disappointment in 2013...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 8,891 reads 31 comments

  2. 5 Players the 49ers Will Regret Passing on in the 2013 NFL Draft

    The San Francisco 49ers had a great draft. They filled needs, found talent and traded for picks in the 2014 NFL draft. Really, there's not much to criticize...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 17,242 reads 77 comments

  3. Setting Expectations for Each Member of San Francisco 49ers' 2013 Draft Class

    Most experts believe the San Francisco 49ers put together a respectable 2013 NFL draft class. And I'm right there with them. The Niners filled needs and found value with several of their picks...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 11,257 reads 41 comments

  4. San Francisco 49ers Big Board: Final Pre-Draft Update

    With 13 picks in the 2013 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers will have plenty of opportunities to find their next cornerstone player...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 3,931 reads 19 comments

  5. Must-Watch Games, Matchups and Storylines from 49ers' 2013 Schedule

    Five prime-time games, two playoff rematches and possibly the most competitive division rivalry in the NFL . That's what San Francisco 49ers fans will have to look forward to when the 2013 season kicks off in early September...

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  6. Who Do San Francisco 49ers Fans Want in the First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft?

    With the 31st pick in the 2013 NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers select... That's the million dollar question for Niners fans...

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  7. The 10 Best Draft Picks in San Francisco 49ers History

    Thanks to great success in the NFL draft, the San Francisco 49ers have one of the richest histories in pro sports...

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  8. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7-Round Draft

    After receiving three compensatory picks , the San Francisco 49ers now have 14 picks for the 2013 NFL draft. With so many selections and so few needs, expect Trent Baalke and Co...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 13,992 reads 46 comments

  9. Predicting San Francisco 49ers' Starting Lineup Post-Week 1 of Free Agency

    After more than a week of free agency, the San Francisco 49ers have one major unanswered question. Who will start at free safety? Since Dashon Goldson fled to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , the 49ers, left with a big hole at safety, signed former St...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 22,293 reads 68 comments

  10. How Anquan Boldin Will Help Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Offense Thrive in 2013

    As Colin Kaepernick was becoming the NFL 's next big thing in the 2012-13 NFL playoffs, Anquan Boldin was reminding us how dominant he can still be...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 18,483 reads 53 comments

  11. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Predicting All 7 Rounds

    With Dashon Goldson and Delanie Walker bolting to new teams in the first few days of the 2013 NFL season, the San Francisco 49ers ' needs are much more clear...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 19,095 reads 63 comments

  12. A Farewell to Alex Smith as a Member of the San Francisco 49ers

    It's official. The Alex Smith era has come to a close in San Francisco. The Kansas City Chiefs and 49ers completed a trade on Tuesday that sent two draft picks to San Francisco for the former No...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 1,754 reads 5 comments

  13. Predicting San Francisco 49ers' Free-Agent Targets

    Without much cap space and a slew of draft picks, the San Francisco 49ers aren't likely to be major buyers in the free-agent market. However, don't sleep on Trent Baalke making a few sneaky good moves...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 16,939 reads 50 comments

  14. Breaking Down the Contracts Needed to Re-Sign Every 49ers Free Agent

    Most of the San Francisco 49ers ' key players are under contract for the 2013 season. However, a few consistent contributors will be free agents when the season officially begins on March 12...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 9,440 reads 29 comments

  15. Buying or Selling Latest Free-Agent Buzz Surrounding San Francisco 49ers

    It's been a quiet couple of weeks for the San Francisco 49ers since losing Super Bowl XLVII . But it won't be long before the free-agent fireworks go off...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 7,308 reads 16 comments

  16. Latest Salary Cap Breakdown for San Francisco 49ers

    The San Francisco 49ers don't have a lot of glaring needs entering the 2013 offseason, and it's a good thing because they don't have the cap room to afford several fixes. A month ago, ESPN's John Clayton reported that the 49ers have $3...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 18,217 reads 65 comments

  17. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Fresh Predictions After the Super Bowl

    The San Francisco 49ers nearly completed a stunning comeback to win Super Bowl XLVII . But after an excruciating 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens , the Red and Gold must focus their attention on getting better this offseason...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 9,724 reads 20 comments

  18. Will the 49ers Be Able to Slow Down Baltimore's Passing Attack?

    The San Francisco 49ers have already defeated two star quarterbacks en route to making Super Bowl XLVII . The Red and Gold are tasked in doing that one more time against Joe Flacco ...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 3,142 reads 21 comments

  19. 5 Questions San Francisco 49ers Must Answer in Offseason

    The San Francisco 49ers will head into this offseason with a peace of mind unparalleled in the last decade. And that's because of Colin Kaepernick...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 8,702 reads 20 comments

  20. 5 Keys to the Game for the San Francisco 49ers in NFC Championship Showdown

    The wait is over. A year after losing to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, the San Francisco 49ers have once again earned the opportunity to play their way into the Super Bowl...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 11,286 reads 20 comments

  21. How San Francisco 49ers Match Up with Remaining Playoff Teams

    After routing the Green Bay Packers 45-31 on Saturday night, the San Francisco 49ers were being praised as the favorite to win Super Bowl XLVII by many pundits...

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  22. San Francisco 49ers Announce Themselves as Super Bowl Favorite

    Colin Kaepernick wasn't supposed to look that good in his first playoff game. The second-year quarterback rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, passed for 263 and two more scores ...

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  23. Packers vs. 49ers: 5 Under-the-Radar Storylines for NFC Divisional Round Matchup

    "Justin Smith's effectiveness will be the difference." " Aaron Rodgers won't lose to a quarterback making his first NFL playoff start." " Frank Gore will shred a porous run defense and get the last laugh...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 2,603 reads 11 comments

  24. San Francisco 49ers: What to Expect from Every Rookie in the Playoffs

    It's no secret that the San Francisco 49ers have not received much of a contribution from their 2012 rookie class. Entering the playoffs, San Francisco has three rookies who have the opportunity to break out and make up for their lack of production...

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  25. San Francisco 49ers Mock Draft: Full 7-Round Projections at Regular Season's End

    Another season of football comes with another set of offseason needs for an NFL franchise. The San Francisco 49ers are no exception. As contracts end and veterans age, the 49ers will look for an infusion of young talent in the 2013 draft...

    Joseph Akeley Written by Joseph Akeley about over 1 year ago 14,969 reads 39 comments